Mike McBride chairs Crowe & Dunlevy’s Indian Law & Gaming practice group out of the Tulsa office He is passionate about practicing Indian and Gaming law. He advises numerous tribal governments and corporations doing business with tribes.
He has variously served as a tribal Supreme Court justice for several tribes, as special district judge, attorney general and general counsel, guest lecturer for the Universities of Colorado, Wisconsin, Kansas law schools, an adjunct law professor for The University of Tulsa, a federal adjunct settlement judge, general counsel to the Federal Bar Association as well as chair of the FBA’s Indian Law Section and the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Indian Law and General Practice Sections. He has represented most of Oklahoma’s 39 tribes during his career including the Osage, Cherokee, Pawnee, Sac & Fox, Comanche, Peoria, Eastern Shawnee, Creek, Ft. Sill Apache, Ottawa and the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town. He lectures annually to the Society of American Indian Government Employees on recent cases from the federal Indian law cases and the Sovereignty Symposium on gaming law. The FBA and the American Inns of Court have given Mike several awards for ethics and leadership.
He has tried over 50 cases to conclusion in federal, state and tribal courts including a number of jury trials. He writes, speaks and publishes frequently about Indian law, gaming and policy issues. Mike was Attorney General for the Seminole Nation and served as a “friend of the court” representative when the Tenth Circuit decided the Murphy v. Royal, the landmark ruling that set the stage for McGirt v. Oklahoma. He is a fourth-generation Oklahoman.